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Civil War Battles and Virginia Generals. By Miss Oberlander. Fort Sumter The Civil War began in April 1861 when Confederate forces fired shots at the Union fort—Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Confederates won. . Robert E. Lee. Virginian

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Civil war battles and virginia generals

Civil War Battles and Virginia Generals

By Miss Oberlander


Civil war battles and virginia generals

Fort SumterThe Civil War began in April 1861 when Confederate forces fired shots at the Union fort—Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

Confederates won.


Robert e lee

Robert E. Lee

  • Virginian

  • Commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War.


Battles in virginia

Battles in Virginia

  • Because the Union wanted to capture the South’s capital, Richmond, VA and the Confederates wanted to capture the North’s capital, Washington, D.C.


Civil war battles and virginia generals

Battle of ManassasJuly 1861: The first Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major clash of the Civil War.

Confederates won.


Stonewall jackson

Stonewall Jackson

  • Considered Robert E. Lee’s

    “right hand man”

    .—"Stonewall" Jackson won his nickname during the Battle of Manassas. He held his ground with his troops.

    "Look at Jackson standing there like a stone wall,” General Bee who uttered these words, just before he fell, adding, "Rally on the Virginians."


Battle of the monitor and the merrimack

Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack

  • Lincoln used the Union navy to blockade southern ports. An important sea battle between the Monitor (Union) and the Merrimack (Confederate), two iron-clad ships, took place in Virginia waters near Norfolk and Hampton, VA. The battle was fought to a draw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmnnqJm_4Pc&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active


Battle of the ironclads

Battle of the Ironclads

  • Took place in the harbor by Norfolk, VA


Civil war battles and virginia generals

Battle of FredericksburgGeneral Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, defeated Union troops at Fredericksburg, Virginia 1862.

Confederates won.


Civil war battles and virginia generals

  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 1862: Robert E. Lee (South) vs. General Burnside (North). Burnside was trying to cross the Rappahannock River and get closer to capturing Richmond. Confederates won this battle. Union lost twice as many men as the Confederates.


J e b stuart

J.E.B. Stuart

  • James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart

  • US Army officer from Virginia and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War.

  • Calvary commander (rode horses)

  • Scout for reconnaissance (spy) missions

  • “eyes and ears of the Confederate Army” (Lee)

  • Important part of winning the Battle of Fredericksburg


General burnside union

General Burnside (Union)

  • Northern general

  • Defeated by Confederates at Fredericksburg

  • The word “side burns” comes from his name, because of his distinctive facial hair.


Civil war battles and virginia generals

Burning of Richmondcapital of the Confederacy. It fell to Northern General Ulysses S. Grant and was burned near the end of the war.

Union won.


Ulysses s grant union

Ulysses S. Grant (Union)

  • Northern General

  • Had many victories in western battles

  • Later becomes the president of the United States

  • Burned Richmond to make the Confederates give up

  • Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox


Civil war battles and virginia generals

Surrender at Appomattox (Virginia)The Civil War ended at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865.


Quiz time to review

Quiz Time to Review!


Where was the first shot fired to start the civil war

Where was the first “shot” fired to start the Civil War?

  • A. Manassas, Virginia

  • B. Fort Sumter, South Carolina

  • C. Fredericksburg, Virginia


What year did the civil war begin

What year did the Civil War begin?

  • A. 1865

  • B. 1862

  • C. 1861


Who commanded the army of northern virginia during the american civil war

Who Commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War?

  • A. Ulysses. S. Grant

  • B. Robert E. Lee

  • C. General Burnside


Where was the union capital

Where was the Union capital?

  • A. Richmond, Virginia

  • B. Montgomery, Alabama

  • C. Washington, D.C.


Where was the confederate capital for most of the war

Where was the Confederate capital for most of the war?

  • A. Richmond, Virginia

  • B. Washington, D.C.

  • C. Montgomery, Alabama


Why was virginia the state with so many civil war battles

Why was Virginia the state with so many Civil War battles?

  • A. Because the North’s capital and the South’s capital were located in or near Virginia

  • B. Because Virginia was the first state to secede from the Union

  • C. Because Robert E. Lee’s home was in Virginia


What was the first major clash of the civil war

What was the first major clash of the Civil War?

  • A. The Battle of Bull Run

  • B. The Battle of Gettysburg

  • C. The Battle of Fredericksburg


What is another name for the battle of bull run

What is another name for the Battle of Bull Run?

  • A. Battle of Manassas

  • B. Battle of Fredericksburg

  • C. Battle of Richmond


Which side won the battle of bull run

Which side won the Battle of Bull Run?

  • A. North

  • B. Confederate

  • C. Union


Who was considered robert e lee s right hand man

Who was considered Robert E. Lee’s“right hand man”?

  • A. Stuart

  • B. Jackson

  • C. Burnside


What is the term that means the patrolling of waters around port cities

What is the term that means the patrolling of waters around port cities?

  • A. Surrender

  • B. Blockade

  • C. Ironclad


Who was the commander of the army of northern virginia

Who was the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia?

  • A. Jackson

  • B. Grant

  • C. Lee


Who won his nickname during the battle of manassas because he held his ground with his troops

Who won his nickname during the Battle of Manassas, because he held his ground with his troops?

  • A. Grant

  • B. Stuart

  • C. Jackson


What were the monitor and the merrimack

What were the Monitor and the Merrimack?

  • A. Ships

  • B. Battles

  • C. Ironclads


What side was the monitor on

What side was the Monitor on?

  • A. North

  • B. South

  • C. Confederates


What side was the merrimack on

What side was the Merrimack on?

  • A. North

  • B. South

  • C. American


Who won the battle of the ironclads

Who won the Battle of the Ironclads?

  • A. Monitor

  • B. Merrimack

  • C. Neither


What does it mean to fight to a draw

What does it mean to fight to a “draw”?

  • A. Lose

  • B. Tie

  • C. Win


Where did the battle of the ironclads take place

Where did the Battle of the Ironclads take place?

  • The harbor outside of Richmond, VA

  • The harbor outside of Norfolk, VA

  • On land around Fredericksburg


What important va battle was fought in 1862 where lee defeated burnside

What important VA battle was fought in 1862 where Lee defeated Burnside?

  • A. Battle of Richmond

  • B. Battle of Manassas

  • C. Battle of Fredericksburg


What side did general burnside fight for

What side did General Burnside fight for?

  • A. Confederates

  • B. Union

  • C. British


Civil war battles and virginia generals

Who was the Confederate cavalry officer, who scouted out on spy missions and played an important role in the defeat of the Union at Fredericksburg?

  • A. Stonewall Jackson

  • B. Ulysses S. Grant

  • C. J.E.B. Stuart


What does reconnaissance mean

What does reconnaissance mean?

  • A. Necessary

  • B. Deadly

  • C. spy


Who was considered the eyes and ears of the confederate army

Who was considered the “eyes and ears” of the Confederate army?

  • A. Stonewall Jackson

  • B. Robert E. Lee

  • C. J.E.B. Stuart


What happened to the south s capital near the end of the war

What happened to the South’s capital near the end of the war?

  • A. It was flooded.

  • B. It was attacked.

  • C. It was burned.


Who captured and burned richmond at the end of the war

Who captured and burned Richmond at the end of the war ?

  • A. Ulysses S. Grant

  • B. Abraham Lincoln

  • C. Stonewall Jackson


What union general did general lee surrender to at the end of the war

What Union General did General Lee surrender to at the end of the war?

  • A. General Burnside

  • B. Abraham Lincoln

  • C. Ulysses S. Grant


What does surrender mean

What does “surrender” mean?

  • A. Win

  • B. Give up

  • C. Die


Where did lee surrender to grant to end the civil war

Where did Lee surrender to Grant to end the Civil War?

  • A. Manassas

  • B. Appomattox

  • C. Fredericksburg


Who won the civil war

Who won the Civil War?

  • A. The North

  • B. The South

  • C. The Colonies


Civil war battles and virginia generals

What new state was formed because western counties wanted to become a free state, where slavery was illegal?

  • A. West Virginia

  • B. The Confederate States of America

  • C. South Carolina


What year did the civil war end

What year did the Civil War end?

  • A. 1865

  • B. 1861

  • C. 1776


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